Beginners Guide: 7 Essential Crystals for Self Care
Contributors: Lindsey Viveiros + Morgan Gunning Gorgeous + mesmerizing? Yes, but there is so much more to these crystals + stones than what first meets the eye. Here, we'll be exploring a few of our favorites, their origin, their properties + significance, and best practices for use in your daily life.
Let's begin shall we?
Protection. Intuition. Spirituality.
Origin: Brazil + Uruguay
Use: Amethyst is a spiritual + high vibration crystal. It transmutes negative energies + offers psychic protection. This crystal supports your spiritual path and psychic development. The perfect stone for new beginnings.
Location: Worn as a pendant or bracelet. Or displayed in your office or library, yoga or meditation space. Avoid windows + direct sunlight to avoid fading.
Happiness. Manifestation. Energy.
Use: Citrine is a well-known stone to help attract abundance, success and prosperity into your life. It also brings sunshine energy and helps with positive thinking. On the dark days, literally + figuratively, reach for that citrine for a bit of brightness in your day.
Location: Wear citrine as a necklace, pendant or bracelet. In the home, place Citrine in your home office, workshop or on a computer desk. Keep it with or near where you store money. Place Citrine on the dining table or on a prosperity altar.
Clarity. Healing. Awareness. Origin: Madagascar + USA
Use: Clear Quartz enhances the energy of all other crystals. It channels healing energies and spiritual vibes. It helps cleanse + focus the mind to bring mental clarity. In moments of uncertainly or confusion the clear quartz as a perfect companion. Location: Worn in any orientation + all parts of the home benefit from clear quartz.
Love. Forgiveness. Harmony. Origin: Brazil + India
Use: Rose Quartz brings peaceful, calming + soothing energy. Traditionally associated with love, it can be used to attract + encourage loving relationships, romance + also bring family harmony to the home + foster feelings of forgiveness. Location: Worn close to the heart or on the wrist. Great in all rooms, most especially the bedroom + dining room.
Protection. Absorbs Negativity. Clearing. Origin: Brazil + Africa
Use: Black Tourmaline is a powerful protection stone. It helps protect from negative influences and energy in the environment. This crystal is also very grounding. Here you'll find it in a quartz matrix, lending its benefits of awareness + clarity. Location: Wear as a bracelet or pendant. Place Black Tourmaline near the main entrance or any doorways. Add some to the corners of rooms or the window sills.
Expanding Awareness. Connection. Cleansing.
Use: Selenite works hard to keep the area clear of blocked, harmful or negative energy. Selenite raises your vibration + the vibration of your space and brings in more light. Allow this mineral to help clear yourself + your space of all that no longer serves you. Location: Wear as a pendant close to the heart. Or in the home specifically the main entrance and also the dark areas of your home.
Dream Enhancement. Communication. Expanded Consciousness. Origin: Switzerland + Brazil
Use: Kyanite is an ideal stone to aid in communication + self expression, to speak one's truth clearly and intentionally. It sponsors vivid dreams, improved psychic abilities + expanded consciousness. It also can aid in meditation + attunement. A go to crystal for our morning meditation.
Location: Wear as a pendant or bracelet or place in your home by your bed or where you practice yoga or meditation.